A lot of you seem to know what you are talking about. Could anyone offer a little advice? I don't know much and am not going to mess around with electricity. I think I should have a fairly easy install for an electrician to do. Can someone please tell me if I would need to upgrade my breaker( I think I have enough space on the second one) and if you see any other issues that may cause a more difficult issue when installing.
Pics 1 and 2 are my breakers. 1 is full right? How do I find out how many amps I can pull from 2.
The other pics just show where I guess the wire could run. From behind the breaker in the ceiling and right to the wall there.
This doesn't seem like it should be complicated for an experienced electrician correct?
I'd appreciate any advice. My dog also says thanks!
I'm assuming Panel 1 has a breaker above the picture with 200 written on the toggle handle?
Like Melinda said, the total load of your second panel can't exceed 100 amps @ 240 volts. With that being said, the only true way to determine how much more load you can add to panel 2 is by determining the actual load at the outlets or lights that are downstream of the breakers. Based on the breaker labels, I don't foresee you exceeding 20 amps of load on Panel 2 (outlets and lights in the age of LED/CFL lights)
If it were my house, I would install a 50 amp (double pole/240 volt) breaker in panel 2 and have the electrician install a NEMA 14-50 outlet for EV charging. You are looking at about $500 for parts and labor.